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Geneva, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 20, 2022 – We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Chavez has been named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers℠. To be selected as an Emerging Lawyer, a candidate must be of proven character and display an outstanding aptitude for the practice of law early in their career. Emerging Lawyers, who are selected by their peers, must be 40 years of age or younger or have practiced for no more than 10 years. Only 2 percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in the state are considered Emerging Lawyers. Elizabeth Chavez is highly […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2021 – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, Illinois, upheld an $8.3 million award in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed on behalf of a 5-year-old boy who suffered a severe shoulder injury at birth that left him permanently disabled. The appeals panel rejected the federal government’s request to vacate the trial court’s judgment.   The government claimed the $2.6 million future lost earnings component of the award was highly speculative due to the uncertainties involved in calculating a young child’s earning potential. The appeals court rejected the claim, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 13, 2022 – February was one of the worst months for Texas in history. More than 100 died in the freezing weather because there was no power. As the nation watched in shock, families began to mourn their lost loved ones who froze to death. While this news has not been talked about much since February, the fact is the wrongful death lawsuits are still being filed against ONCOR and ERCOT energy. One of the more recent filings deals with Leobardo Sanchez of Deep Ellum. His nickname was the Cotton Candy Man because he […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 7, 2022 – J&Y Law is pleased to announce that we have achieved multi-million dollar settlements in two personal injury claims. The first case involved a bicyclist who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by an automobile. Although the defendant disputed the damages, we were able to secure a $2 million dollar settlement for our client. The second case was unique in that a school was found negligent in the handling and care of a student with disabilities. After filing a premises liability lawsuit, we recovered a $3.5 million settlement for […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2021 – A major fire erupted at an Exxon Mobile complex in Baytown, Texas. The complex is one of the largest petrochemical and refining facilities in the United States. Four onsite contractors were injured in the fire that occurred in a shutdown hydrotreater unit, sidelined due to a bypass line link. Social media reports indicated there was a large blast that shook nearby buildings. Hydrotreaters remove contaminants in jet fuel, diesel, gasoline, and sulfur. Recent reports suggest that the injured workers are in stable condition. The injured contractors were on-site repairing the leak […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2021 – An industrial accident occurred at a fragrance manufacturing company in Pennsylvania. An industrial tote container with 330 gallons of liquid inside struck an employee. Emergency services received a call to respond to the injured worker. Upon arrival, the first responders took the man to the hospital. The 43-year-old employee died that afternoon shortly after 3 o’clock. The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated the accident. In 2018 and 2019, more than 130,000 workers in the United States suffered a nonfatal work-related injury from being struck by an object or equipment. […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2021 – Eric J. Bonetti, plaintiff in a series of lawsuits against Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria VA and its former rector, Bob Malm, has accused the church’s attorney, Jeffery Chiow, of filing a false police report against him. The allegations arose after Bonetti filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the City of Alexandria. One of the police reports Bonetti received was filed by Chiow, and accused Bonetti of “stalking” him and his family, and of distributing “threatening leaflets” in the neighborhood. “I have had no contact, directly or indirectly, […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2021 – Episcopal priest Bob Malm has again been sued after allegedly engaging in computer trespass. That’s the assertion of former parishioner Eric Bonetti, who has filed suit against Malm in federal district court against Malm under the federal stored communications act, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 121 §§ 2701 et seq. The suit was filed after Malm’s attorney in a related case, Wayne Cyron, forwarded to Bonetti’s attorney screen caps from Bonetti’s website. The site, located at www.BobMalm.com, expressly prohibits access by Malm, his family, and anyone acting directly or indirectly on Malm’s behalf. […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 11, 2021 – At least eight were killed and dozens more injured at Houston Music Festival. In early November, tragedy struck at a Houston music festival when a crowd surged towards the stage as one of the festival organizers, rapper Travis Scott, performed on stage. Thousands of fans stormed the stage, causing a stampede that trampled hundreds of concertgoers. More than eight people were pronounced dead. According to the Houston Mayor, the deceased ranged in age from 14 to 24. About two dozen others were admitted to nearby emergency rooms and another 300 treated at […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 09, 2021 – — Representatives of Episcopal priest Bob Malm, who is accused in civil proceedings of committing perjury, abuse of process, and spoliation of evidence, today rejected an offer of mediation from plaintiff Eric Bonetti. Malm’s attorney cited a lack of trust, a lack of concern about the outcome of litigation, and concerns that details of mediation might be made public as reasons for the decision. The announcement includes the Episcopal Dioceses of Virginia and Massachusetts, St. Gabriel’s Church in Marion, Mass.; and Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria, VA. “It is amusing that […]


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Santa Ana, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2021 – The civil trial against a Hollywood assistant director for invasion of privacy in Schrauwers v. Kevin Roy ended with a $850,000 verdict on November 4, 2021, with attorney Eric Traut representing the victims, at Santa Monica Superior Court Department “O” before Hon. Jay Ford, III. The civil trial follows a criminal conviction of long time Hollywood Assistant Director, Kevin Roy, involving other victims in 2015 where the District Attorney recovered 400 photos and 40 videos exposing women, including the three plaintiffs, in private spaces including dressing rooms, bathrooms, retails stores, […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2021 – Robert Hiller Malm, an Episcopal priest canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, is preparing a response to a lawsuit filed in the Wareham Massachusetts District Court by former parishioner and retired attorney Eric Bonetti. The lawsuit claims that Malm, while serving as interim rector of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal in Marion Massachusetts, falsely told police and the courts that Bonetti had “threatened,” and “stalked” him on the basis that he publishes a blog, www.bobmalm.com, critical of Malm and his former parish in Alexandria Virginia, Grace Episcopal Church. Malm allegedly also […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2021 – Recently, a two-vehicle head-on collision in Cherokee County took the life of a 68-year-old Texas woman and injured two others.  The head-on collision occurred when a 2007 Dodge Durango driver crossed over into the westbound lane of U.S. Highway 175, near Cuney. The Durango hit a 2007 Ford Fiesta. One passenger in the Fiesta was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver and one other passenger were taken to the nearest medical facility for treatment. The Durango driver was transported to Jacksonville for medical care.  This accident is still under […]


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Springdale, AR (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2021 – Last month, a Cooper Tire employee was killed while working in a manufacturing plant in Texarkana, Arkansas. According to a recent news report, the man became stuck in a piece of machinery that prevented him from breathing. He remained stuck in the machine for about ten minutes before a coworker discovered him. Despite the efforts of emergency responders, the man died from what appeared to be asphyxiation. Cooper Tire released a statement immediately after the accident, reading: “We are deeply saddened that one of our associates passed away on August 25, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2021 – In a recent rear-end crash, a 75-year-old Houston senior died in a two-vehicle encounter on Eastex Freeway near Greens Road. The man was on his way home from taking his grandchild to the hospital. His Chevrolet Trailblazer was rear-ended when a Ford F-150 struck it.   The man died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Ford and the passenger were believed to be under the influence of alcohol. The Ford driver was charged with intoxication manslaughter.   This rear-end crash is still under investigation.    The number […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2021 – An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation found that a central Illinois grain-handling cooperative allegedly exposed employees to engulfment hazards. The cooperative was accused of violating grain-handling safety standards. Topflight Grain Cooperative Inc. in Monticello received multiple safety citations from OSHA, including three willful, one serious and one other-than-serious. The federal agency issued the citations in connection with a Feb. 19, 2021 incident. Two workers were clearing crops and debris from a bin when soybeans collapsed and surrounded one of them up to the waist. The cooperative is facing $303,510 […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) October 15, 2021 – Eric J. Bonetti, plaintiff in a series of lawsuits against the Episcopal church, is calling for a boycott of the Episcopal dioceses of Massachusetts and Virginia and the larger Episcopal church. Bonetti, who has sued the dioceses and Episcopal priest Robert Hiller Malm, says the dioceses have brushed off his complaints that Malm committed perjury and filed false police reports against Bonetti, including claiming that Bonetti had “stalked,” “threatened,” and “harassed” Malm. In his court filings, Bonetti asserts that Malm has refused to specify how he has been threatened, has engaged […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2021 – A 67-year-old Harris County man recently sustained serious injuries after two pit bulls attacked him while he was out for a walk.   The man was out for his morning walk when two pit bulls started to attack him. The man tried to back away from the dogs, but they still came after him. Luckily, the attack was captured on a nearby resident’s surveillance camera.   Two men, one carrying a stick and the other holding a crutch, came to the victim’s rescue and scared the dogs away. According to the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2021 – Six building occupants who suffered injuries when a porch collapsed have filed a personal injury lawsuit against a property management company in Chicago, Illinois. The company was accused of negligence and carelessness for failing to act despite knowing about the building’s structural issues.   The lawsuit was filed on July 8, 2021, against Matanky Realty Group, the owner of the West Side building. The complaint claimed the company “improperly operated, managed, maintained and controlled” the property. Its violation of Chicago city codes allegedly resulted in “severe and permanent injuries” to the […]


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Hackensack, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2021 – Levin & Malkin is pleased to announce that partner Seth Malkin has been selected to be included in Bergen Magazine’s 2021 list of Top Lawyers. The list is based solely on a peer review of licensed Bergen County attorneys with research developed by Professional Research Services (PRS). Seth Malkin has been recognized by his peers for excellence in personal injury practice and his unwavering commitment to provide powerful representation to injury victims throughout New Jersey. Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, Seth Malkin has a […]


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